greatyonder:

favorite restaurants in baltimore (trying to remember it all for one list):

- kumari

- thai restaurant

- nam kang

- souvlaki

- grano

- petit louis

- ibar

- land of kush

I forgot trinidad gourmet

excerpt from a letter to a friend

just started classes again, which means I have to interface with mainstream weirdos all the time. I had to sit through some basic presentations on how if you get raped by a fellow student the school will fuck up that student’s life with the law, but nothing about like…the obvious, say, health care for the person who was raped, a rape kit, any of that sort of thing. My con law professor wrote a convoluted book about how the Dred Scott decision was actually “Constitutionally sound.” He’s a big idiot white dude that told us on the first day of class that he is a “good liberal” and that he’ll “inevitably say something insensitive [racist, sexist, generally fucked up]”. Clearly I still dislike most things about law school. 
I’m taking international environmental law though, which is really interesting. I also just got an internship with the chesapeake climate action network. I used to intern for them in college, and now i’ll be an intern again, but doing legal things. We’re going to specifically be targeting the west virginia mountain top removal coal that gets shipped out of the baltimore harbor to china, kind of what I wrote my first moonroot poem about. we’ll be arguing with laws around community justice issues, because the community that has to deal with the coal getting shipped out of it has to deal with health problems and things like that. So I’m excited about that, but I don’t know how I’ll pay for anything because it’s an internship. 
Right now I sometimes make felafel, which reminds me of how you described making tacos. I work for this white hippie dude (talks about all the hazy niceness that he experienced in India and says “jah” unironically) and with a few people I randomly know from the city, and we set up a stand at festivals and things like the bike party, and then I mostly cut vegetables and deep fry felafel. I like working the back and not talking to anybody too, I’ll probably have to talk to people at some point. But it’s a job I can get stoned to and use my hands and in a lot of ways that’s really nice.
It’s finally hot in Baltimore, it’s been a California like summer here. I miss going to pretty boy with you, I haven’t been since whenever we went last. I heard they increased the penalty ticket to 1k and have been ticketing cars for parking there past sundown. I’m hoping they forget about that next year.
The law in general seems to have this terrible weight now, in my life. To me it coincides with the feeling of a police state. The abuses of the police state that are so active right now feel like a cancer in my mind sometimes.
I don’t know, I wish I were happier, but always looking back on it, whenever I feel pretty miserable is usually when my life is pretty okay, or at least steadily setting itself up for later. The universe has a way of balancing itself out like that, I’d like to think.

I just took the lightrail for the first time in months. Of course, I got on during schooltime rush hour, which I forgot about/hasn’t existed for the past few months. Once I pushed past all the school kids and apologized indignantly about it, I stumbled into a clearing on the train and there he was, the most beautiful person on the light rail. I think he was a construction worker, definitely not a student. I don’t know why I am sharing this except for the fact that I am grasping for it to be something, and all it really was was a passing encounter.

favorite restaurants in baltimore (trying to remember it all for one list):

- kumari

- thai restaurant

- nam kang

- souvlaki

- grano

- petit louis

- ibar

- land of kush

"Every society is governed by hidden laws, by unspoken but profound assumptions on the part of the people, and ours is no exception."

James Baldwin, “The Discovery of What it Means to be American” (via greatyonder)

the truth is that the duplicity of the law field in general and the people it attracts makes me distrust everyone around me. ugh, round 2 of law school is about to begin.

I oscillate so much between wanting to commit to anything. One minute I’m all yes I’ll go to the conference and do that other thing for you and the next I’m like leave me the fuck alone i need to eat and clean my room.

massconflict:

A woman kneels on the street amid tear gas during a demonstration over the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Missouri.
Aug. 18, 2014

massconflict:

A woman kneels on the street amid tear gas during a demonstration over the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Missouri.

Aug. 18, 2014

(via softwaring)

I played candy crush until 4 in the morning and now I am ashamed. On to living again, though.

(Source: pinec0nez, via moontang)

i was feeling dizzy and tired until i took off my pants

ok the music’s good again now. #livebloggingweddingfrommybedroom

i think i hate weddings

ok now i know how i feel because there is a guy “woo”ing to the jams outside. i am annoyed. time to get high and watch a thing.

just came back from standing in front of a fryer all day at a music festival, but it was as much fun as it could be. now there is a wedding next door and the reception is happening, someone is playing with a little help from my friends and i don’t know how i feel about it.